The Best Defense is a Good Defense

Aug 9, 2009, 8:12 AM |

The title of this blog is of course a play on the old football addage that the 'best offense is a good defense.' Well, when you play as black, and you're not a very good player to begin with (such as myself), your best defense is a good defense. Trying to extend the game in hopes of opening something up that you can exploit is really my only hope really, especially against anyone rated over 1300.

As such, I primarily rely on the Sicilian.  That seems to be the case with most defensive openings these days. However, today I started a new "Online" game with a "French" defense in hopes of discovering some new lines of play. We'll see how it goes...